Heroes HD-DVD and customs charges ...

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  1. jont

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    Just got my little note through from Royal Mail saying they are holding my package pending customs charges of £14.76 ...

    Bummer but know there's a chance of getting caught ...

    I'm just interested how they work it out though ... charge is £6.76 for VAT - but based on what ?

    Is it the package value ($76.93) converted - but what's the exchange rate ?
    Is it the package value converted less the £18 personal import allowance ?

    And personally I think the £8 surcharge the Royal Mail stick on top is taking the p1ss - especially as I had to go twice as they only take cash at the collection counter - but it didn't say that on the card !! ... grrr

    Anyway rant over and I can know watch Ali Larter in all her 1080 glory !! :devil::devil:

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    Hi Jon,

    76.93 US dollars = ~ £38.5 + 17.5% tax + £8 :)mad:)= ~ £53.3 total
    You pay the tax on the whole value including postage

    Where did you get it from? I got mine from movietyme and didn't have to pay ant extra charges (£45 all in incl p&p)

    best

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  3. jont

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    Amazon as they had best price at time of ordering - $69.99 :-(

    My Matrix HD set went through no probs :)

    Oh well - not much more to buy HD for a while !!

    Jon
     
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    yeah but are they not both released on the same date ?
     
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    Everyone I've spoken to has been charged differently (all ordered from PlayUSA), I got £14.12 for mine but a few got nearly £18. Takes the **** really, they hold onto it forever then whack you with a charge that is nearly 50% of the value of the item!

    What would happen if I didn't collect it? It says it will be sent back after a week.
     
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    The PO will return it to the return address on it. What happens after that is between you and the sender.
     

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